Love From Hawai'i

A recent commission for a collector in Hawai'i. I had fun and learned a lot doing this painting. I'm very grateful that the collector respected my space as an artist in that they had no special requests as to how the work would turn out, just that I do what I felt. When they approached me, I simply picked a handful of my daily sketches which I intended to make into paintings, and they selected their favorite. These are in most cases, the only commissions I will accept since I'm no longer 100% interested in portraying specific people. Sometimes I will do a recognizable personality, but even then I prefer not to render exactly what's there. For me the face is a starting point in a process of construction and deconstruction.